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Deaths in History in 1715

  • Jan 7 François Fénelon, French Roman Catholic theologian and writer (Playing for Time), dies at 63
  • Feb 17 Antoine Galland, French orientalist and archaeologist, dies at 68
  • Feb 21 Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland, dies at 77
  • Feb 25 Pu Songling, Qing Dynasty Chinese writer (Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio), dies at 74
  • Mar 11 Jan-Erasmus Quellinus, Flemish painter, dies at 80
  • Mar 17 Gilbert Burnet, Scottish philosopher and Bishop of Salisbury, dies at 71
  • May 19 Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and statesman, dies at 54
  • Jun 25 Jean du Casse, French admiral (b. 1646)
  • Jul 5 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)
  • Aug 12 Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies

Person of interestLouis XIV

Sep 1 Louis XIV, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Sep 1 François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
  • Sep 14 Dom Pérignon, French-Benedictine monk who helped improve the quality of champagne, dies at 76 or 77
  • Oct 13 Nicolas Malebranche, French rationalist philosopher, dies at 77
  • Oct 15 Humphry Ditton, English mathematician, dies at 40
  • Dec 14 Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 79
  • Dec 15 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73
  • Dec 28 William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)